The Americans


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Robert Frank’s images of America are rich with content. He his masterful with visual symbolism. His work is a positive representation of the American people and spirit, though when it was released it was viewed as anything but positive in light of the mood of nation at the time. His book, The Americans was published first in France in 1958, then one year later in the United States. The images Frank made in 1955 and 1956 are considered by some to be the most important defining images since World War II. The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the book and is on display in Washington D.C. at the National Gallery West Building. The 83 images are presented in the order established by the book.

The Americans